"Our Mission: We, the El Dorado Hills Fire Department, exist to serve and protect the Community through emergency management."

Notice of Election

El Dorado Hills County Water District - Notice hereby is given that an Election will be held in this district on November 6, 2012.  The names of the offices for which candidates may be nominated are as follows:  Two Full Terms to Expire 12/2/2016, currently held by:  John Hidahl and Charles Hartley.  Read on for more details...

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BLM Mother Lode Office Announces Fire Restrictions

Effective June 11, 2012, the Bureau of Land Management is implementing fire restrictions on all BLM-managed public lands within the Mother Lode Field Office boundary.  This includes BLM-managed public lands in Nevada, Yuba, Placer, El Dorado, Amador, Sacramento, Calaveras, Tuolumne, Stanislaus, Sutter, and Mariposa counties, a total of about 230,000 acres.  The fire restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.  Read on...

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California Declares May 6-12 "Wildfire Awareness Week" CAL FIRE Encourages Wildfire PreparednessSacramento – Devastating wildfires threaten California every year, and to ensure Californians are ready, Governor Edmund G. Brown, Jr. declared May 6-12, 2012 as "Wildfire Awareness Week". CAL FIRE is taking advantage of Wildfire Awareness Week to remind residents of the dangers from wildfires and the simple steps they can take to prepare for them.  Read on...

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Burn Permit Suspension July 2nd

Camino – All burn permits within the State Responsibility Area (SRA) in Amador County and on the western slope of El Dorado County will be suspended at 8 am Monday July 2nd. Unit Chief Kelly Keenan of the Amador-El Dorado Unit of CAL FIRE, has signed a proclamation suspending burn permits (LE-62a's, LE-5's). Chief Keenan adds "time is running out for you to be able to burn your four foot by four foot residential burn piles, so please take this opportunity to complete your burn projects now on permissive burn days. But if you feel it is unsafe to burn because of the conditions in your neighborhood (outdoor temperature, wind, terrain, etc.) hold off until the winter to complete your burning" cautions Chief Keenan who adds "recently we have responded to a number of fires caused by residential debris piles that have escaped the control of the landowner. We even responded to a fire caused by a golf cart driven into high, dry weeds, so everyone needs to be extremely cautious with everything they are doing that can cause a fire."  Read on...

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Rescue Me



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EDHFD Receives Grant

Wells Fargo Insurance Services is partnering with Fireman's Fund Insurance Company to donate $5,406 to El Dorado Hills Fire Department to fund two state-of-the-art portable radios, headsets and battery chargers. These more powerful and rugged radios have a lighted display which makes setting the channel easier in dark or smoky environments. They also audibly announce the channel when needed.  Read on...

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Baby Britlee wouldn't wait


Firefighter paramedic Jeno Inzerillo, Dad Jon Rudnicki, Mom Kim Rudnicki, engineer paramedic Bryan Ferry and Cal Fire communications operator Leah Vanmeter, left to right, reunite after they all worked together to deliver BABY Britlee in the back of an ambulance.

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Wildfire is coming...are you ready?

CAL FIRE wants to help prepare residents and their home for the possibility of a wildfire, how to prepare, and when to evacuate.  This short video will show how easy it is to develop a 3-step plan to prepare for what's to come... Ready, Set, Go! More...Ready, Set, Go! Video readyforwildfire.org
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Veterans Celebrated

El Dorado Hills Honor Guard member Jason Smith salutes a POW flag as part of a tribute to veterans Thursday at the El Dorado Hills Senior Center.

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The Food Bank

The Food Bank provides food assistance on a daily basis in partnership with over 40 local emergency food response agency sites including battered women's shelters, senior centers, local food pantries, under privileged youth programs, youth shelters, soup kitchens, maternity homes and more.  Read on...

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National Rx Drug Take Back Day


The El Dorado Hills Community Vision Coalition is partnering with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), state, local, and tribal law enforcement officials, and others to hold a third National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, this Saturday, Oct. 29th at the locations listed below.  Read on...

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Breast Cancer Awareness Month

EDHFD supports the fight against breast cancer!!

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A Young Boy Shows His Appreciation


"A young boy hand delivers a THANK YOU from his Lake View Elementary Kindergarten class for the awesome field trip they took to EDH Fire."

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El Dorado Hills County Water District responds to Grand Jury Report

Click here to view the Full Response to Grand Jury Report

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Response to Grand Jury Report

The El Dorado Hills Fire Department has responded to the Grand Jury's Report GJ010-013.  Please follow the link below to read the letter from Vice President Hidahl and to view the Grand Jury Response.  Read more...

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Be Safe and Have a Good Time

Labor Day Weekend, the official close of summer, will be here before we know it.  No one likes summer activities to end.  Unfortuantely, once school starts and the kids are involved in after-school activities, along with homework and other social engagements, there is little time for boating.  People always try to jam in as much boating as possible during the Labor Day Weekend.  That is why we need to talk about Labor Day Weekend Boating Safety Tips.  Read more...

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2012 Wine, Cheese and Brew Festival

 The El Dorado Hills Firefighters' Association 40th Annual Wine, Cheese and Brew Festival will be held on Saturday, September 8, 2012.Buy Tickets online - Buy 10 tickets, get 2 FREE!!!Click here to view the flyerClick here to learn about the Classic Car Show! Community support enables the Association to give back to the community by providing emergency medical equipment, supporting the Volunteer Firefighter program, the School Prevention program, high school/college scholarships programs, sponsoring youth activities, the Every 15 Minutes Program, Bike Safety Rodeos, our annual Santa Run and more (for a list of all programs, click here.)Tickets may be purchased at any El Dorado Hills Fire Station. For more information, please contact the Fire Department's Administrative Office at (916) 933-6623.

Thank You to the Sponsors

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Fortune Garden Restaurant Fire

On February 13, 2012, at 11:36 p.m., Chief 8500, Battalion 85, 4 engines, Truck 85, Medic 85, Air 85 and an automatic aid engine from Cameron Park responded to a commercial structure fire at the Fortune Garden Restaurant on Embarcadero Drive.

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Apple Grove Circle

On January 28, 2012, at approximately 07:30 a.m., El Dorado Hills Fire Department Engine 84 and other units were dispatched to an apartment fire on Apple Grove Circle in El Dorado Hills.  The affected apartment was a downstairs unit in a large complex.  Bystanders advised E84 that they believed a victim may be in the apartment.  After forcing entry, the engine crew successfully searched, ventilated, and extinguished the apartment.  During the search, the crew discovered and removed a deceased victim.  The El Dorado County Sheriff Department was called to the scene because it involved a fatality.  The fire cause is under investigation.  Participating agencies included El Dorado Hills Fire, Cameron Park Fire, and Cal Fire.

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White Rock Village Apartments

On January 18, 2012, at 10:46 p.m., Engine 87, Truck 85, and Battalion 85 responded to a commercial fire alarm at White Rock Village Apartments. The residents of the apartment had an oven fire that activated the sprinkler system. Upon arrival, the unit involved had no active fire at scene; however, E87 reported an activated sprinkler in the kitchen of the residence with a large volume of water evacuating the unit. Additional resources were called to the scene for specialized water vacuums. Crews were able to stop the water flow and extract the water with vacuums. Two individuals sustained minor injuries. The sprinkler was fixed and water was restored to the buildings. 

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